Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Obama says U.S. is "speeding up training of ISIL forces" by Wayne Madsen

July 7-8, 2015 -- Obama says U.S. is "speeding up training of ISIL forces" by Wayne Madsen

President Obama spoke at the Pentagon on July 6 and appeared confused as to who the United States is training in Iraq to confront the jihadist terrorist caliphate forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). WMR has previously reported on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), under John Brennan, Obama's former counter-terrorism adviser, supplying weapons to ISIL forces in Iraq's Anbar province and in Syria through the auspices of the Al Nusra Front, a group that is also supported logistically and militarily by Israel. Does this all sound confusing? Well, it is also apparently confusing to the Commander-in-Chief, who, flanked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated the following at a Pentagon press conference on the topic of ISIL:

" . . . with the additional steps I ordered last month we're speeding up training of ISIL forces, including volunteers from Sunni tribes in Anbar province."

Obama may have been tired and committed a major verbal faux pas. Or, he has been inundated with so much smoke and mirrors from Brennan on covert CIA support for ISIL in order to align U.S. policy with that of the partnership of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and Qatar, Obama may have, in a rare moment of candor, actually told the truth for a change. As WMR suspected, the actual footage of Obama's remarks on the Department of Defense website did not last long. During the evening of July 6, the Pentagon edited Obama's remarks and deleted his embarrassing comment on the U.S. "speeding up training of ISIL forces." However, WMR captured the original audio, which can be heard here. ". . . with the additional steps I ordered last month we're speeding up training of ISIL forces, including volunteers from Sunni tribes in Anbar province."

Obama's slip up, which, at the very least, shows America's inconsistency on combating ISIL in Iraq -- where U.S. planes have been witnessed airdropping military supplies to ISIL forces in Kurdistan and Anbar province -- and Syria -- where the CIA trained forces in Turkey and Jordan who later joined ISIL, has been complemented by an unusual move by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Israel's opposition Zionist Union requested a briefing on the ISIL threat to Israel from Tamir Pardo, the chief of Mossad. After Pardo requested permission from Netanyahu to brief the opposition, Netanyahu turned down the request. The Zionist Union's chairwoman, Merav Michaeli, requested that Pardo brief the opposition on ISIL's recent activities in Sinai, including the attack by Wilayat Sinai, ISIL's local branch, on Egyptian security forces in Sinai and the firing of rockets by the guerrilla group into empty desert in southern Israel. Netanyahu understands that allowing Pardo to be questioned by the opposition might yield information about Israel's support for ISIL in Syria and Iraq. Israeli commandos have been witnessed delivering guns and ammunition to ISIL forces in Anbar province.

ISIL has also threatened to dislodge Hamas from power in Gaza, a threat that has played into Israel's hands. By supporting ISIL against Hamas, it further divides the embattled people of Gaza between support for Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad -- all of which oppose ISIL -- and ISIL, which is a creation of Israel, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar for the purpose of destabilizing the entire Middle East in order to defeat Syria, the Shi'a-led government of Iraq, the Houthis of Yemen, and ultimately, Iran.

The fact remains that Netanyahu has called Iran a greater threat to Israel than ISIL and except for lobbing a few rockets into empty desert in southern Israel, a threat to no one, ISIL has never targeted Israel in the same manner that it has launched bloody attacks in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Shi'a towns in eastern Saudi Arabia, France, Tunisia, Afghanistan, and Libya.

Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, the one-time head of Tajikistan's elite anti-terrorism police force, known as OMON, defected to ISIL and is now one its top field commanders in Syria. Khalimov was trained by U.S. Special Operations forces, Blackwater, and the CIA during a number of official visits to the United States. In addition, Chechens, fresh from combat in Syria and Iraq on behalf of ISIL, have been discovered fighting for Ihor Kolomoisky's Israeli- and neo-Nazi-led mercenary battalions against the pro-Russian forces of Donetsk and Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine. ISIL has declared a holy war on Russia and China, which, along with India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Iran, all targets of ISIL, are meeting at the dual BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Ufa, the capital of the Russian autonomous republic of Bashkortostan, a 38 percent Muslim republic between the Volga River and Ural Mountains.

Rather than send an official to Ufa to coordinate anti-ISIL activities with nations that are actually opposed to the group, President Obama is confused about what side America is on and chooses to isolate Russia internationally and confront both Russia and China militarily. Obama maintains that he is a Christian communicant of the United Church of Christ. However, his thoughts and deeds make him and his CIA pal Brennan appear to be pro-ISIL operatives as each day goes by.